Dental health for pets is the most overlooked aspect of preventive care. Your pet can develop significant levels of plaque and tartar, leading to painful dental disease if left untreated. This is why regular dental checkups are so important. If your pet is due for a dental exam, please call us at 416-537-9677 to schedule one right away!
How can I minimize the risk of dental disease in my pet?
At Bloorcourt, we understand the crucial role oral health plays in our pets' overall well-being, so we place special emphasis on preventive dental care! Home care routines can include regular teeth brushing, chew toys, treats, and/or special dental diets that can help combat plaque and tartar buildup. In cases where home care is not possible or insufficient, professional dental cleaning under general anesthesia is recommended. That is the only way plaque and tartar above the gum line can be removed. The result is a sparkling white smile, fresh breath, and improved general health. If your pet has early tartar build-up but has not yet developed dental disease, they may be eligible for special discounted pricing on Preventative Dental Cleanings. If interested, ask our team if your pet qualifies at their next dental exam.
What happens when dental disease is left untreated?
When dental disease is left untreated for too long, your pet starts to feel discomfort. It can hinder their eating habits and, at this point, extractions may be the only option. Our goal is to minimize the need for extractions in the first place. However , this procedure will significantly reduce pain and improve your pet's overall comfort when necessary.
Is it painful for my pet to undergo dental procedures?
No. Our veterinarians regularly attend educational events to practice and maintain their skills in oral health assessment and extraction techniques. This allows them to perform oral surgery and extractions as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Are you fully equipped for all types of dental procedures and exams?
Yes! Our team is proud to work in a fully equipped dental suite that includes all the latest technology required to ensure your pet's mouth receives the best care possible. Our digital dental X-ray machine gives perfect detail of every tooth root, allowing us to diagnose dental problems in the 60% of the tooth that lies below the gumline and cannot be examined visually. Any unhealthy teeth can then be expertly removed by our vets before they can cause more serious issues. We use the latest dental instruments and magnifying lenses to see precisely what we are doing.
Call us at 416-537-9677 to book your pet's dental check-up!